James Stevens will join Rud Pedersen Public Affairs as a Partner in its Brussels office from 1 May 2018.
James Stevens has over fifteen years of experience in advising both corporate and trade association clients in their public affairs and communications in Brussels and Washington D.C. In 2014 he was named by his peers as European Public Affairs Professional of the Year and from 2012 to 2016 was the Chair of the British Chamber of Commerce in Brussels. He joins Rud Pedersen from FleishmanHillard Brussels where he was Senior Vice President & Senior Partner, Managing Director Public Affairs.
Martin Bresson, Managing Partner at Rud Pedersen in Brussels said “We see it as recognition of how far we have already come in the last 12 months and how far we want to go in our PA service-offering, that James has decided to join us. Our commitment to the Nordic approach to public affairs, based on open dialogue, consensus building and a commitment to market insights, is becoming increasingly pertinent in all key capitals relevant to our clients. I’m sure James will excel in delivering.”
James Stevens said “I am excited to join a growing European consultancy that is dedicated to public affairs. With many EU policies being driven by the Nordics, I look forward to leveraging Rud Pedersen’s strength in those markets to help clients understand and shape the EU issues affecting their businesses.”
Group CEO Morten Rud Pedersen said “We’re delighted to have someone of James’ calibre join our team as a Partner Rud Pedersen’s Brussels office. His experience with the chemicals, pharmaceutical and energy sectors will be a great extension to our service offering.”
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